Throughout the 20th century, the wedding cloche progressively lost its symbolic function in the home and entered into the realm of a collectible or interior decoration. Since the opening of its boutique in Paris, Cire Trudon has utilized these traditional glass bells to display candles. These cloches have become part of an important house ritual, as they are carefully lifted to reveal the candle’s exceptional scents. Today, Cire Trudon makes these glass bells available to allow admirers of the brand to glorify their candles in their own interiors. The blown glass dome is decorated with the Cire Trudon logo and paired with a handcrafted and polished wooden base. Connected to the storied history of Cire Trudon, this luxurious object protects the candle and concentrates its perfume. La Cloche is perfect for the classic candle but the small candle fits also.
Founded in 1643, on the threshold of the reign of Louis XIV, Cire Trudon is the oldest Candlemaker in the world still active today. Throughout the 17th century, the manufacturer became the Royal Wax Manufacturer and official supplier in the French court, then to Napoléon Bonaparte. Cire Trudon received a Gold Medal during the 1889 Universal Exhibit as a reward for the outstanding quality of its candles and wax.
Cire Trudon enlists well-known “noses” to create perfumes for the stories it wishes to tell. Each candle is still dripped and made by hand in its factory in Normandy, perpetuating a luxury manufacturing that helps perpetuate the skills of its founder, Claude Trudon.
Maison Trudon has asked British painter and illustrator Lawrence Mynott to create an original drawing for each one of the fragrances in the line. Lawrence Mynott is one of the top illustrators, designers, and portrait painters of his generation. A control of pen and ink, stencil, paint, scraperboard, and pencil underlines his versatility in fashion drawing, caricature, figurative subjects, and portraiture, but his signature can be seen above all in his attention to detail, innate style, elegance, and wit that he brings to every project.